Police arrested a man in connection with the threat to Maharashtra Chief Minister Eknath Shinde’s life, Deputy Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis said in Nagpur on Monday.
Speaking to reporters, Mr Fadnavis said the state Home department headed by him has taken cognizance of all the threats against the Chief Minister. “We are paying full attention to the security of the chief minister and other aspects.
The person who threatened the Chief Minister yesterday has been arrested, ” he said, adding that the Chief Minister’s security is very important. Though Mr Fadnavis didn’t share details regarding the arrested person, Pune Police had registered a non-cognisable (NC) offence against a man who had called up the police control room claiming a “plot” to kill Chief Minister Shinde at a hotel in Lonavala in Pune district.
The man, Avinash Waghmare, was drunk and made the call on Saturday to “teach a lesson” to the owner of the hotel for allegedly overcharging him for a bottle of water, a senior police officer said on Sunday.
The State Intelligence Department (SID) on Saturday received a specific input about the threat to the life of the chief minister, following which his security was increased.